New Arrivals · Crafts

May 23, 2015
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Get quilting with Angela & Cloe : 14 projects for kids to sew

May 22, 2015
Walters, Angela, 1979- author.
Lafayette, CA : Stash Books, an imprint of C&T Publishing, Inc., [2015]
127 pages ; color illustrations ; 26 cm
What is a quilt? -- Supplies -- Making a quilt -- The projects -- The supplies -- Appliqué -- Cutting -- Pressing -- Sewing -- Making the quilt top -- Quilting and finishing -- Piecing the backing -- Layering the quilt sandwich and basting the quilt -- Quilting -- Hand quilting -- Tie quilting -- Machine quilting -- Trimming and binding the quilt -- Hands-on practice -- Pot holders skill level 1 -- Place mats skill level 1 -- Quilted water bottle holder skill level 2 -- Projects -- Heart ticker tape quilt skill level 2 -- Charmed quilt skill level 2 -- Rag quilt skill level 2 -- Appliqué letter pillow skill level 2 -- Bed runner skill level 2 -- Cut-away rug skill level 2 -- Signature quilt skill level 2 -- Ticker tape quilt skill level 3 -- School supply roll skill level 3 -- T-shirt quilt skill level 3 -- Cuddle quilt skill level 3.
"Best-selling author Angela Walters and her daughter, Cloe, join forces to teach preteens and teens the basics of quiltmaking. The dynamic mother-daughter duo guides kids step by step through prepping and finishing their very first quilt. Readers will tackle 14projects to keep or give as gifts, including stylish bedroom decor, such as pillow covers, rugs, and T-shirt quilts."--Provided by publisher.

Ice princess crafts : 35 quick & easy ideas for capes, crowns, wands, & more

May 15, 2015
Dorsey, Colleen.
East Petersburg, Penn. : Design Originals, c2014.
64 p. : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 28 cm.
Includes index.
"Design originals #5518"--Spine.

Playing with surface design : modern techniques for painting, stamping, printing and more

May 15, 2015
Cerruti, Courtney.
Beverly, MA : Quarry Books, 2015.
144 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm

Beaded jewelry. Wirework techniques : skills, tools, and materials for making handcrafted jewelry

May 13, 2015
Eddy, Carson.
North Adams, MA : Storey Publishing, [2015]
84 pages : illustrations ; 18 cm.
Includes index.
Design and create stunning handcrafted wirework jewelry using every type of wire imaginable.

Retro mama scrap happy sewing : 18 easy sewing projects for DIY gifts and toys from fabric remnants

May 12, 2015
Kruzich, Kim, author.
Newton Abbot, UK : David & Charles, [2015]
127 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm
Includes index.

Easy jewelry making : 50+ projects from the 11th year of Bead style magazine

May 12, 2015
Waukesha, WI : Kalmbach Books, 2015.
127 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm
Crystals -- Stones -- Glass -- Pearls -- Metals & mixed materials.

Beaded chains & ropes : create easy-to-wear jewelry using popular stitches

May 12, 2015
Van Voorhees, Karin, author.
©2015
95 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm
Beaded Chains & Ropes presents many ideas for making 25+ sturdy, pretty chains and ropes. Using popular stitches such as tubular herringbone, spiral rope, bead crochet, kumihimo, right-angle weave, and more, stitchers are sure to find the designs they are looking for! This book is for anyone who wants to use their favorite seed beads to create a classic chain, loves to stitch fabulous beveled pendants, or is looking for a way to display their favorite focal beads in an attractive, handmade way. Also, you aren't going to want to miss this collection of projects featuring your favorite designers including Jill Wiseman, Anna Elizabeth Draeger, Beth Stone, Carolyn Cave, Rebecca Combs, and many more. This is the perfect collection that makes it easy to find any chain or rope you want to make, all in one place.

I love paper

May 12, 2015
Sundqvist, Fideli, author.
Gloucester : Quarry, [2015]
126 pages : color illustrations ; 25 cm
Title page lists title with heart sign in place of "heart."
Fall in love with the whimsical world of paper crafting and explore the never-ending possibilities of handmade paper art with this book. With a comprehensive introduction to various basic techniques, the text contains lots of tips, ideas and step-by-step instructions.

Freeform wire art jewelry : techniques for designing with wire, beads and gems

May 12, 2015
Bird, Gayle.
Cincinnati, Ohio : Fons & Porter, 2015.
144 p. : color ill. ; 28 cm.
"Follow along with author Gayle Bird as she teaches you everything you need to know to create her signature jewelry designs. First learn the basics of color and design, then move into essential wire tutorials. From there, you'll work your way through 20 step-by-step jewelry projects, including earrings, rings and necklaces. By the time you finish the book, you'll be ready to design your own statement jewelry, complete with swirling wire and dazzling gems."-- back cover

How to make beautiful buttons

May 8, 2015
Schmitz, Beate, author.
Tunbridge Wells, Kent : Search Press, 2015.
77 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm

Smart school house crafts for kids

April 24, 2015
Dixon, Kelly, 1983- author.
©2015
vii, 87 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm
Educational crafts that include step-by-step instructions for preschool and elementary-aged children.

The little free library book

April 24, 2015
Aldrich, Margret, 1975- author.
[Minneapolis] : Coffee House Press, 2015.
259 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 24 cm
Includes index.
Why little free libraries? -- Get started -- Build community -- Grow literacy -- Be creative -- Make it work -- Do good -- Oh, the places you'll go! -- Appendix. Connect with Little Free Library -- Construction plans -- Tips for builders -- Installation instructions -- Yarn bombing instructions -- Door counter installation instructions.
In 2009, Todd Bol built the first Little Free Library as a memorial to his mom. Five years later, this simple idea to promote literacy and encourage community has become a movement. Little Free Libraries-freestanding front-yard book exchanges-now number twenty thousand in seventy countries. The Little Free Library Book tells the history of these charming libraries, gathers quirky and poignant firsthand stories from owners, provides a resource guide for how to best use your Little Free Library, and features color images of the most creative and inspired LFLs around.

More boredom busters : over 50 awesome activities for children ages 7 years +

April 20, 2015
Fernandez, Caroline.
New York : Cico Kidz, 2015.
128 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm.
Includes index.
Be bored no more! You'll love all the fun things to do and make in 'More Boredom Busters'. There's a chapter of activities for each season of the year, and within those, you'll also find ideas for your favourite holidays, such as Halloween, Christmas, Valentine's Day, Mother's Day and Father's Day. Get set to enjoy awesome activities, from Permanent Marker Mugs - add your own designs to a mug for yourself or as a gift - to Woven Magazine Mats that use up old magazines, helping you to recycle at the same time as crafting. The summer Fruit Kebabs are delicious, while the Halloween Party Food, including banana ghosts and clementine 'pumpkins', not only looks great for parties, but tastes delicious, too. Getting messy with paint is always fun, so why not create some Snowman Handprint pictures? You can even tie-dye T-shirts using food colouring, to make yourself a brightly-patterned new outfit. Every activity has easy instructions and uses simple materials found around the home or classroom, so you can get started straight away!

Shades of light : making tailored lampshades

April 3, 2015
De Fraga Gomes, Ruth, author.
©2014
175 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm

The ultimate unofficial rainbow loom handbook : step-by-step instructions to stitching, weaving, and looping colorful bracelets, rings, charms, and more

April 3, 2015
©2014
vii, 184 pages : chiefly color illustrations ; 23 cm
Provides step-by-step instructions and bright color photographs for 104 projects. Shows you how to make rainbow loom jewelry, charms, accessories, and more.

Oh joy! : 60 ways to create & give joy

April 3, 2015
Cho, Joy Deangdeelert, author.
New York : William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, [2015]
x, 246 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Includes index and templates.

Felt wee folk--new adventures : 120 enchanting dolls

March 31, 2015
Mavor, Salley.
Lafayette, CA : C&T Publishing, Inc., [2015]
159 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 26 cm

Chain mail + color : 20 jewelry projects using aluminum jump rings, scales, and disks

March 31, 2015
Walilko, Vanessa, author.
Waukesha, Wisconsin : Kalmbach Books, 2015.
95 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm

Cut out + keep : around the USA in 50 craft projects

March 31, 2015
Morley, Cat, author.
London : Laurence King Publishing, 2015.
239 pages : color illustrations ; 22 cm

Toys & prices.

March 27, 2015
Iola, WI : Krause Publications.
v. : ill. ; 23 cm.
Vol. for 2009 also includes 1 CD-ROM disc (4 3/4 in.).

Giftwrapped : practical and inventive ideas for all occasions and celebrations

March 25, 2015
Means, Jane, author.
London : Jacqui Small, 2014.
144 pages : colored illustrations ; 26 cm
The material world -- The art of wrapping -- The art of tying -- Special occasions -- Tools and equipment -- Stockists.

Materially crafted : a DIY primer for the design-obsessed

March 4, 2015
Hudgins, Victoria, author.
New York : STC Craft, 2015.
175 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
"A Melanie Falick book."

Street craft : guerrilla gardening / yarnbombing / light graffiti / street sculpture / and more

February 26, 2015
Kuittinen, Riikka, author.
©2015.
223 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm.
One of the richest movements in street art has been the development of an alternative, crafts-based, three-dimensional movement, broadly identified as Street Craft. This new generation of artists is creating uncommissioned, site-specific works employing a range of art and craft techniques, including weaving, crocheting, sculpting, painting, gardening, light installation, and more.

How to make jewelry charms from polymer clay

February 26, 2015
Sharpe, Jessica.
Hauppauge, NY : Barron's, 2014
144 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
Includes index.
"50 exquisite projects and full instructions for all skill levels"--Cover.
Projects. Food -- Nature and outdoors -- Animals -- Home and hobbies -- Beads and buttons -- Special occasions -- Materials, tools, and techniques.
Clay expert Jessica Sharpe offers the essentials for creating clay charms.

Pretty birds : 18 simple projects to sew and love

February 25, 2015
Lindsay, Virginia Keleher, 1975-, author.
Philadelphia : Running Press, 2015.
128 pages : color illustrations ; 22 cm.
Includes index.

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